Netronome invented the flexible network flow processor and hardware-accelerated server-based networking. Netronome unites the speed and flexibility of software innovation with the performance and efficiency of hardware. With Netronome, you get the efficiencies of mega-scale data centers in your own commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) server and networking infrastructure.
Data center operators cannot economically scale their server-based networking using traditional software-based virtual switches, especially if their virtualized applications must perform at throughputs of 10Gb/s and higher.
Software-defined and open source networking are evolving at a rapid pace. But innovation stops the moment data center operators look to inflexible networking hardware for performance and scale.
Implementing server-based networking in x86 architectures and software is a double whammy: it increases costs as too many CPU cores are consumed, and it lowers performance as applications are starved for resources.
Agilio SmartNICs are 100% feature-compliant with standard server networking, allowing for transparent offloads into hardware and preserving standard configuration and automation tools such as OpenStack.
Netronome’s Agilio CX family of SmartNICs is priced competitively, works in standard 1RU x86 servers, and operates within the power and form factor requirements of such servers.
Agilio SmartNICs deliver up to 5X higher throughput while reducing CPU requirements by more than 80%, helping cloud applications perform faster and more securely.
The only product that transparently offloads the entire Open vSwitch (OVS) datapath, preserving the use of a growing set of OVS-based standard configuration and automation tools such as OpenStack and automation tools, in virtualized, non-virtualized and bare metal server environments.
The only product that transparently offloads the entire OVS datapath to implement server-based networking applications, delivering line rate 40Gb/s throughput at 128-byte packets while consuming only one x86 CPU core in modern data center servers. The nearest competitor delivers about 5Gb/s while consuming more than ten CPU cores.
The only product that has the capability to evolve rapidly (without a silicon spin) to support and transparently offload open source networking innovations in the Linux, OVS, Contrail and OpenStack communities.